The Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN network) regional experience-sharing workshop was held in Tirana, Albania from 25 to 27 November 2014. This year the workshop addressed "Monitoring for Managing Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)". MPA managers were brought together with scientists, fishermen, ministry representatives, NGOs and several organizations that work with the marine environment such as RAC/SPA, WWF, IUCN and TUDAV. During the meeting which hosted about 150 people from all over the Mediterranean and Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, Greece, Algeria, Belgium, Turkey and United Kingdom), monitoring practices in various MPAs towards the Mediterranean were presented and experiences shared. After that, participants discussed the idea to ‘promote' specific protocols to harmonise data collection throughout the system of MPAs. Participants were taken to Cap Radoni to visit the pilot MPA in Albania and the new attempts concerning the establishment of MPAs along the pristine Albanian coasts were presented and discussed. The CoCoNet project was also presented by Edmond Hajderi (Leader of Adriatic Pilot Project; Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel") and Eda Topcu Eryalcin (Istanbul University).